We have been rumored to be after Coventry City’s 22 year old left-back all during January, so it’s not surprising there are a number of reports today saying we are about to sign the lad.
Daniel Fox – played for Richard Money at Walsall
Former Walsall left-back Daniel Fox could be moving to St James Park in what is said to be a £1.6M deal, but that fee seems very much on the cheap side, since this player is highly rated. But if we can get the lad for that, it would be a terrific value signing for the club.
The England U-21 international – he started the game earlier this year against Poland on March 25th for his only cap – has been more than impressive for Coventry this season, making 42 appearances and scoring for them 4 times.
Daniel played 99 times at Walsall with 6 goals, from 2005 until earlier this year, and he seems the type of player Newcastle are trying to sign under owner Mike Ashley – top youngsters who are still improving, and will be further developed at the Newcastle club.
The 6′ tall Fox began his career at the Everton Youth Academy in 2004, and was on on loan at Stranrear in Scotland, playing 11 games and scoring for them once in 2004, while still only 18.
He then moved to Walsall in 2005, where he played under Richard Money, who was then Walsall manager, and is now Newcastle’s Youth Academy Director, so Richard could be the link in this transfer.
Earlier this year, before Fox moved to Coventry City, Richard described him as the complete player.
Daniel Fox was born in May, 1986 in Winsford, Cheshire, and is said to be very keen to join the Magpies.